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This is my first empties post and it comes with a good feeling. Beauty products, cosmetics, skincare or however you’d like to phrase it all have one thing in common, they are not cheap. With each purchase I make, I do so with the intention of finishing the item and will only toss something if…

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This has been the most epic year for big, splashy makeup launches in recent memory, especially since Rihanna has entered the ring with Fenty Beauty. It’s worth repeating and my humble thoughts say that it is set to shift and re-draw the lines of the beauty industry. The number of foundations alone is unprecedented. At forty…

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In this post, I’ll be sharing four items that have been at the top of my grab pile lately. Beginning with Ellis Faas Cosmetics, we’ll then turn to Chanel, followed by Sacha Cosmetics, then conclude with Chanel, again. Emerging around 2007, Ellis Fass gave the beauty world a brand that was so original in concept and…

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In this post I shall focus on three eye makeup items that are high on impact, well formulated and easy to use. Neither of the three are particularly new, however, they sit solidly inside of their respective brands, doing what they are meant to do. Thus, Chanel mascara Le Volume de Chanel in Noir, Gucci…

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I have an affinity for Japanese skincare and some of the makeup, along with the rituals that have survived centuries. Their cosmetic formulations are light years ahead of the West, I think because they are able to build upon those same traditional beauty rituals that have been passed down and marry it to technology. Decorte Soft…

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I’ve been sitting on these makeup brushes from Mikasa Beauty since last year. Simply put, I’ve been using them, garnering a feel for how they hold up to being cleaned, how they perform in applying my makeup and how they perform in my hands.  Mikasa Beauty is a fairly new company based in Vancouver, Canada,…

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